Conway Urology has treated local residents since 1987. The practice was founded by D. Craig Shirley, MD. James H. France, Jr., MD joined the practice in 1995.
As Conway and its surrounding cities grew exponentially, so did the demand for urology care. In July 2000, the clinic moved into its current facility at 495 Hogan Lane in West Conway. In 2004, Shawn Clawson, APRN, joined the staff, followed by Jeffrey B. Marotte, MD the following year. This year the practice was thrilled to add M. Christie Dumboski, APRN.

Q. Many people may consider counseling at some point but are unsure for many reasons. They may wonder what counseling can offer, how to get started, what the options are, and what to expect. What would you say to someone in that situation?

We asked our friends to send us their go-to summer salad recipes. These light and fresh salads make for perfect side dishes, as well as main courses, and are easy to make. Here are four delicious summer salads for your next get-together. Enjoy!

Feta & Mint Salad
4 cups fresh, seedless watermelon,
chopped or sliced
½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
¼ cup fresh mint, finely chopped
1/8 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
Juice of one lime
Drizzle of good olive oil

Maria Jarrow of Conway developed some unhealthy eating habits as she tried to cope with the loss of family members a few years ago. She became an emotional eater.
As her weight grew, she tried a number of diets with little success. “I could tell Oprah that I have done more diets than she has,” Maria said. “I knew what to do, but I was a yo-yo’r. I had developed an attitude that I was never going to lose weight.”
As Maria neared age 60, her family doctor told her she would soon have to take medication for her health.

Jennifer and Jonathan Woodburn had a vision firmly in mind before they ever even broke ground on their new home in the Summer Hill neighborhood of Greenbrier: they wanted a natural, relaxed feel incorporated into every nook and cranny.
What they created is a simply lovely home with an outdoor space that has nature-filled textures, materials and design. Built in 2012, the home features cedar and natural stone on the exterior, which blends naturally into the setting on their large northern Faulkner County lot.

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Job Title: I have a few different jobs. My most important ones are wife and mommy.

I may have mentioned this in a previous article, but just in case you missed it, I’m very proud to be a PK. Yep, a Preacher’s Kid – a Baptist PK at that. Dad went to Heaven a long time ago, but I still remember a lot of the phrases he used from the pulpit. When he really wanted to make a point he would say, “Now, I’m going to quit preaching and go to meddling.” In other words, “Pay attention. I’m talking to you and this is important.” Now, it’s my turn to start meddling, and I’m not just talking to you, but to myself as well.

July 2017 Events – Please check out the
event website for more information and pricing.
July 1, 5, 8 The Music Man presented by Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre @ Reynolds Performance Hall;
2:00 and 7:30 p.m. (G)
July 2, 4, 7 Love’s Labour’s Lost presented by Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre @ UCA, on the lawn in front of McAlister Hall; 7:30 p.m. (G)

As I was checking the label on the eight-ounce container of baby bella mushrooms, I was pleased to see their origin was only a state away in nearby Mauldin, South Carolina. I live in Augusta, Georgia. That’s barely one hundred miles from Point A to Point B, so by most accounts, that is considered a local food.

Choices are important because they reflect the condition of our hearts. In the book of Joshua, Joshua shared a strong warning about making wise choices. Joshua said, “Be very strong; be careful to obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, without turning aside to the right or to the left. So be very careful to love the Lord your God... choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve...but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 23:6, 11, and 24:15, New International Version)

Summer may be a time for vacations and recreational activities for human beings, but pets may not be privy to the same luxuries. Summer recreation may not always include our four-legged friends, as summer heat and other issues can pose a threat to companion animals. As a result, pet parents must make pet safety a priority when the weather heats up.

Mattison Gafner has been riding horses since she was seven. She competed in her first rodeo queen pageant when she was ten. Now as reigning Teen Miss Rodeo of the Mid-South and Arkansas State Fair Junior Rodeo Queen, she is turning her attention toward helping a non-profit she has come to care for very much—Beyond Boundaries.

By Susan O’Keefe

Check the list this year. For dear ole dad, what can you do? Does a pair of socks adequately express your sentiments? How about a new tie, or maybe a personally crafted artistic piece for the man who has trained, tutored, cheered, and chided? Here’s a novel idea. Consider giving him a story, a story to read, a story to enjoy, a story to digest and then discuss. A few Father’s Day selections are below.

Wyatt Toal, 15, is a very motivated and determined young man. The son of Jimmy and Audrea Toal, this Conway 9th grader is diligently working to become an Eagle Scout. But becoming an Eagle Scout is not for the faint of heart. Less than five percent of all scouts actually achieve this rank.

Recently I sat down with two of my favorite folks, who just happen to be two of our most valued and esteemed AST company members. Chad Bradford and Jordy Neill have been with AST several seasons. Audiences will remember them in last year’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with Chad as Oberon and Jordy as Tom Snout (The Wall). These two talented actors and musicians were also involved in last year’s touring production of Twelfth Night — Chad directed the production, and Jordy entertained audiences with his hilarious Sir Toby Belch.

The reason Joe Whisenhunt is a huge supporter of the arts at the University of Central Arkansas is not only because he’s a Board of Trustees member, but because of a much more personal connection. The Conway businessman is working to continue the efforts started by his mother more than 40 years ago.
Last year, the Whisenhunt family dedicated a $250,000 gift to UCA in memory of Margaret Whisenhunt, who helped establish the Friends of Music, an organization that works to enhance the student experience in the Department of Music.

When one thinks of writing their life story, visions of pen, paper and computers come into mind. For Brad Lacy, his story is told with brick, mortar and lots of love.

We celebrate fatherhood. And rightly so! Being a dad is among the most difficult yet unspeakably rewarding roles a man endeavors. As we honor fathers this month, may we also find men who will stand in the gap for those without a father-figure. After all, if our God is Father to the fatherless, how could we, who are called to be imitators of him, be anything less?

A new addition to Conway, S7 Tactical, offers training services and a private-member, referral-based club with a shooting range scheduled to open this fall.
S7 is owned by Conway residents Ryan and Tara Stephens and Trip and Courtney Leach.
The Stephens are parents to Logan, 7, and Brooklyn, 4, and moved to Conway from California three years ago for Ryan’s job.
“We love Arkansas,” Tara said.